US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!”

The tensions between Washington and Tehran are continuing to increase. The United States is accusing Iran of moving its borders ever closer to US troops. By now some American soldiers are almost in firing range. “Iran is using its territory to harass our peacefully deployed troops,” said US National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Some of the … Continue reading “US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!””

Iran resets its foreign policy calculus

(Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Beijing,  May 17, 2019.) The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum as forming part of a diplomatic campaign in the backdrop of the war clouds building … Continue reading “Iran resets its foreign policy calculus”

Ventes d’armes à Riyad : Washington invoque «l’agression iranienne», le Congrès proteste

L’administration américaine de Donald Trump a annoncé le 24 mai de nouvelles ventes d’armes à l’Arabie saoudite et aux Emirats arabes unis, en invoquant «l’agression iranienne» pour contourner un Congrès de plus en plus hostile à l’attitude de Riyad. Le chef de la diplomatie américaine Mike Pompeo a confirmé le recours à une procédure d’«urgence» … Continue reading “Ventes d’armes à Riyad : Washington invoque «l’agression iranienne», le Congrès proteste”

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once … Continue reading ““We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)”

The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told The Intercept on Friday that the … Continue reading “The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia”

Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion

by Paul R. Pillar The opening line of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. It is no accident that this prohibition has pride of place in the Bill of Rights. It is fundamental to the founding of the republic. Several … Continue reading “Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion”

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs and social freedoms are more important than political rights. The survey provides insights that should … Continue reading “A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations”

Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand

by William D. Hartung Congressional opposition to U.S. support for the brutal Saudi/UAE war in Yemen has been growing in the past few years. It has underpinned the work of a network of peace, human rights, and humanitarian aid groups who are moved to end what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst … Continue reading “Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand”

Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran

Global Research Editor’s Note The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged “Wiped Off the Map” statement  by Iran’s president was never made. In the light … The post Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the … Continue reading “Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran”

Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different

Iran is becoming increasingly desperate after the US intensified the economic component of its Hybrid War on the country, and while Indian Prime Minister Modi snubbed the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat during his visit to the country earlier this month … The post Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different appeared first … Continue reading “Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different”

Peace with Iran Is a Good Thing

After weeks of drama with Iranian ‘threats’ and having conducted classified briefings with Congress on Tuesday, acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by his side, informed a press briefing that “there will be … The post Peace with Iran Is a Good Thing appeared first on Global Research.

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!

As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft system. The post The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran! … Continue reading “The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!”

Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair With the Trump administration threatening war against Iran and Venezuela, the question of how the U.S. was brought to this point needs to be considered. To argue that current circumstances are particular to this administration is to overlook U.S. history vis-a-vis both Iran and Venezuela and that between them they … Continue reading “Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire”

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Photograph Source: Community of the Ark of Lanza del Vasto – CC BY-SA 3.0 Donald Trump and his national security team have weakened virtually every aspect of American foreign policy over the past two years.  U.S. bilateral relations with both Russia and China have worsened, driving Moscow and Beijing into their closest relationship in more … Continue reading “The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament”

War is War on Mother Earth

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy that is pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” – Stacy Bannerman Climate Change Causes War  There is … Continue reading “War is War on Mother Earth”

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

The Trump presidency has been a disaster for the country and the world; a second Trump term would be calamitous.  The menace must be stopped. The sad fact is, though, that for Trump to lose in 2020, a (big-D) Democrat will have to win. This means that the responsible thing for (small-d) democrats to do … Continue reading “The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

Gulf of Tonkin ‘Crisis’, Iranian Style

Photograph Source: United States Navy – Public Domain The United States government is always beating the war drums; it’s what violent, rogue nations do. Currently, a non-issue in the Middle East is being seized upon as a threat to the mighty U.S. The headlines were sensational: ‘Saudi Arabia says Oil Tankers Attacked as Iranian Tensions … Continue reading “Gulf of Tonkin ‘Crisis’, Iranian Style”

Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission

Back on 31 March 2019 I wrote an essay entitled “God and U.S. Foreign Policy.” The central figure in that essay was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is a Christian fundamentalist who believes that God is at work when it comes to both sustaining Israeli society as well as the U.S. foreign policies that underpin it. … Continue reading “Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission”

Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?

And I can not exactly put my finger on what it is (wink, wink). As manufacturer of these commemorative coins states: After a long four years of war and sacrifice in World War II, the Allies were finally victorious. It was a time for the Greatest Generation to rejoice and reflect on the gains and … Continue reading “Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?”

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!, by Brett Redmayne-Titley

No other country in the Middle East is as important in countering America’s rush to provide Israel with another war than Iraq. Fortunately for Iran, the winds of change in Iraq and the many other local countries under similar threat, thus, make up an unbroken chain of border to border support. This support is only…

Russia and the Future of Europe

by John Feffer Europe is gearing up for much-anticipated elections this week to the European parliament. Austria, however, now has to deal with a very unexpected snap election — thanks to a drunk politician, a Russian honeypot, and a leaked video. This scandal currently rocking Austria may ultimately play a decisive role in the European … Continue reading “Russia and the Future of Europe”

Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions

by James M. Dorsey The Indian-backed Iranian port of Chabahar has emerged as a major loophole in a tightening military and economic noose and ever harsher U.S. sanctions that President Donald J. Trump, reluctant to be sucked into yet another war, sees as the best way to either force Tehran to its knees or achieve … Continue reading “Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions”

Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”

Iran’s University Admissions: Barrier to Corruption

by Shervin Malekzadeh The unfolding university admissions scandal here in the United States has been an education in American exceptionalism. That the standard of entry to higher education might include the ability to play squash or ride a show horse proves difficult to explain to much of the rest of the world, where high-stakes standardized … Continue reading “Iran’s University Admissions: Barrier to Corruption”

The Belligerence of Empire

Photograph Source: Sgt. Ajenis Nunez – Public Domain “Capitalism’s gratuitous wars and sanctioned greed have jeopardized the planet and filled it with refugees. Much of the blame for this rests squarely on the shoulders of the government of the United States. Seventeen years after invading Afghanistan, after bombing it into the ‘stone age’ with the … Continue reading “The Belligerence of Empire”

Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let’s face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s been me, me, me, 24/7 here. Yes, in some fashion some set of Russians meddled in the last election campaign, whether it was, as Jared Kushner improbably claimed, … Continue reading “Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists”

So Many Wars: Remembering Friends in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey 

It’s been so long since I have written, that I don’t know where to begin. I pick up a binder and begin scanning through past “Dear Friends” letters.  As I read, memories of trips to Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey begin to flood my consciousness.   So many beautiful faces and stories.  So many years … Continue reading “So Many Wars: Remembering Friends in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey “

Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE … Continue reading “Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him”

The Trump Administration “Panicked over Nothing”. Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. “Do They Think We are Stupid”

The Trump administration’s overhyped claims of an increased Iranian threat went over like a lead balloon with allied officials this week: A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo’s claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East … The post The Trump Administration “Panicked over Nothing”. Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. “Do They Think … Continue reading “The Trump Administration “Panicked over Nothing”. Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. “Do They Think We are Stupid””

The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo

It is still uncertain whether the United States will go to war with Iran or not, according to the  Virginia State Senator Richard Hayden Black.  According to Senator Richard Hayden Black, the world would be much safer if the … The post The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo … Continue reading “The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo”

War with Iran: The Pretext of Proxies

by Kevin L. Schwartz The prospect of war between the United States and Iran is more likely than it has been in decades, with the pretext for justifying a U.S. military strike or invasion already in place. In recent weeks, leading Iran hawks in the Trump administration have presented a framework to assign culpability to … Continue reading “War with Iran: The Pretext of Proxies”

Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well

Huaweis’s suppliers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (ROC), and Britain are examining if they can continue to make business with Huawei, while some have already declared a suspension in cooperation. The issue is that these non-American companies nonetheless use some American components of technology, and if they proceed they will be sanctioned by the US … Continue reading “Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well”

Does the Soviet Regime-Change Analogy Apply to Iran?

by Eldar Mamedov Among regime-change advocates, it´s long been de rigeur to invoke the way the President Ronald Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union as a template for hastening the demise of the Islamic Republic. According to this view, Reagan, armed with moral clarity, almost single-handedly defeated the USSR. If only current Western leaders had … Continue reading “Does the Soviet Regime-Change Analogy Apply to Iran?”

62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a “March to War” with Iran

In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War – sent a letter calling … The post 62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a “March to … Continue reading “62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a “March to War” with Iran”

Do Iranian ‘Threats’ Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?

President Donald Trump’s national security team has been leaking “intelligence” about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests … The post Do Iranian ‘Threats’ Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge? appeared first on Global Research.

La guerre commerciale de Trump est déjà mort-née

Par Tom Luongo – Le 12 mai 2019 – Source Strategic CultureJe n’aime pas annoncer des nouvelles exclusives à ceux qui dénigrent la Chine, mais la guerre commerciale avec les États-Unis est terminée. Je maintiens depuis des mois que Trump n’a aucune marge de manœuvre dans les négociations commerciales avec la Chine. S’il en avait, celle-ci aurait déjà conclu … Continue reading “La guerre commerciale de Trump est déjà mort-née”

Authoritarians Like Us: Trump Targets Iran as Brazil’s Bolsonaro Rewards Prosecutor Who Jailed Lula

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.     The Trump administration is waging a propaganda campaign aimed at war against Iran. This week on Intercepted: National Security Adviser John Bolton is more powerful than ever and is obsessed with regime change in Tehran. His boss … Continue reading “Authoritarians Like Us: Trump Targets Iran as Brazil’s Bolsonaro Rewards Prosecutor Who Jailed Lula”

Perilous Politics: Is Trump Setting US on Course for War with Iran?

For now, Iran has continued to abide by the terms of the nuclear deal, despite the US withdrawal. However, this may be coming to an end: Rouhani declared earlier this month that Iran would walk back some of the deal’s obligations. The post Perilous Politics: Is Trump Setting US on Course for War with Iran? … Continue reading “Perilous Politics: Is Trump Setting US on Course for War with Iran?”

US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia

Now Russia and China are brothers in arms June 22nd, 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union was a happy day in Britain. They were no longer alone in the war against a power which could draw on the resources of entire Europe. And on December 11th, 1941 when Berlin declared war on the … Continue reading “US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia”

No War With Iran

After 40 years of mutual mistrust and failed efforts to achieve a lasting détente, regime change advocates, AIPAC and neoconservatives may finally get what they want: a U.S. war with Iran. Currently Iran is one of the most educated nations in the Middle East, where 60% percent of college students are women, of whom 68% … Continue reading “No War With Iran”

Les assassins du peuple palestinien

En toute “fraternité. Il est vrai que Bahreïn héberge la Vème flotte des États-Unis pour contrôler la région et s’assurer de la docilité des régimes bananiers du coin, de la sécurité des routes commerciales et des ressources naturelles des enturbannés en gandouras aérées. Beaucoup s’imaginent que les Etats-Unis et les oligarques qui les pilotent dans … Continue reading “Les assassins du peuple palestinien”

Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond

Les événements qui se sont déroulés au Venezuela et la montée de la tension entre Washington et Téhéran sont présentés de manière fallacieuse par la presse US. On ne peut rien y comprendre au vu des déclarations contradictoires de chaque camp. Il importe d’approfondir l’analyse après avoir vérifié les faits et en intégrant l’opposition entre … Continue reading “Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond”